Adversity Speakers

Erin Brockovich

It was not long after Erin started to work at a law firm that some medical records she found in a file on a pro bono real estate case piqued her curiosity. After getting permission from the firm's principal, Ed Masry, she began to look into the matter. Erin's solo investigation eventually established that the health of countless people who lived in and around Hinkley, California in the 1960's, 70 ...

Gemma Sisia

From God's house to the school house, Gemma Sisia has given many children the gift of education in Tanzania. With only $10 in her bank account, the former Guyra farm girl set up a school in Tanzania for poor but bright African children. Gemma found sponsors and supporters in Australia, and literally helped build the school - brick by brick - on an idyllic piece of land at the foot of Mount Meru in ...

Geraldine Cox

With the assistance of a Sydney couple and a grant from the Chase Foundation, Geraldine co-founded the Australia Cambodia Foundation. While the Foundation was becoming established, Geraldine earned a living working with then First Prime Minister, Prince Ranariddth, but following the coup she was left without a job. On the positive side however, it meant that she was able to spend more time on Foun ...

Gerrard Gosens

Gerrard Gosens is recognised as one of the most outstanding people in Australia today. He was honoured with an Order of Australia (OAM) award which was conferred in recognition of his outstanding service to sport and to people who are blind or who have low vision. Later this year, Gerrard will also receive the Fervent Global Love of Lives Medal in Taiwan, which has been recognized by international ...

Grant Denyer

Dynamic presenter, host and racing car driver, Grant Denyer fast became one of Australia's most recognisable faces. Denyer won the fourth series of Dancing with the Stars, and also hosted the celebrity duet singing competition It Takes Two from 2006 to 2008. Denyer has also presented All Time Greatest Aussie Bloopers, Guinness World Records with co-host Shelley Craft, and Australia's Got Talent. ...

Gregory Burns

Gregory Burns is an internationally acclaimed platform speaker and artist. Also, despite or perhaps because of his disability, which requires the use of leg braces and crutches to ambulate, Gregory is an athlete. Gregory's diverse skills, life experiences and achievements ensures that his speeches are both inspiring and meet the specific needs of his clients. By crafting his learning points around ...

Helen Fitzroy

Helen Fitrzoy's passion for workplace safety commenced following the death of her husband in, in an underground mining accident in Norseman, WA - leaving her a widow at the age of 33 years, with three young children to raise alone. At the time of her husband Steve's death, mining fatalities in particular were largely 'normalised' - by not only companies, but also government agencies. Such tragedie ...

Janine Shepherd

Janine Shepherd's story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. A champion cross-country skier in training for the Winter Olympics, her life was irrevocably altered when she was run over by a truck during a bike ride to the Blue Mountains. Her neck and back were broken in four places, and her right arm, collarbone and five ribs fractured. Her right leg had been ripped open, she had sustained h ...

Jason McCartney

The hero and face of the Bali Bombings, and a person who epitomises the Australian Fighting Spirit. His story is one of humanity overcoming adversity. Jason, a young Australian with an exceptional talent to play Australian Rules Football, was thrust into the hearts and minds of all Australians through his courageous fight-back from horrible burns he suffered in Bali. Jason McCartney has recently b ...

Jeff McMullen

A journalist, author and film-maker for over 45 years, Jeff McMullen's work includes many decades as a foreign correspondent for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, reporting for Four Corners and Sixty Minutes, as the interviewer and anchor of the 33 part issue series on ABC Television, Difference of Opinion and host of televised forums on the National Indigenous Television Network. McMullen tra ...

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